Crockpot Minestrone Soup

In order to keep our electric bill and my stress levels down, I've been using my slow cooker a lot more lately. The problem is, so many recipes I find use preservative-laden sauces or broths to bring the flavor, so I decided to come up with my own. This soup is seasoned with herbs and is vegetarian, dairy free (unless you top it with cheese), preservative free, and loaded with vegetables!

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Crockpot Minestrone Soup

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Slow cooker | Dairy Free | Vegan | Vegetarian | Preservative Free

Serves: 6 | Active Prep Time: 25 minutes | Cook Time: 4 hours


1 yam

1/2 butternut squash

1 onion

2 zucchinis

2 carrots

2 cups black beans

1 cup macaroni

1 cup water

Juice of 1 lemon (approx. 3 T)

1/4 t sea salt

1/2 T oregano

1 T basil

2 T dried parsley

2 garlic cloves


10 Roma tomatoes

  1. Chop all vegetables except tomatoes into bite sized pieces and drop into slow cooker.

  2. Add drained black beans

  3. Finely chop garlic, and add garlic, salt, oregano, basil, parsley, pepper, lemon juice and water to slow cooker.

  4. Halve tomatoes and lay on top

  5. Cook on high for 4 hours

  6. Boil one cup of macaroni (or another small noodle) and stir in.

  7. Dish up, top with Parmesan cheese (unless, of course, you're keeping it dairy free), and enjoy!

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Hi! I'm Felicia. I believe that food should be simple and the ingredients should be just that: ingredients. I also believe that balance and moderation are essential. So come to my kitchen, and let's make everyday family foods healthier. Or click here to learn more about me.